Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.90
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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Middlebury College
Tier2-4: Guidelines for Franchisees

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Matthew Biette
Dining Services
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Has the institution adopted sustainability policies or guidelines for food service franchisees operating on campus?:

A brief description of the guidelines for franchisees:

Caterers used on campus are given the following guidelines about sustainability along with their contract:

1. Use large beverage containers instead of individual water bottles.
2. Limit landfill waste through careful set up and tear down planning. Use
recycling and compost to minimize waste.
3. Recycle paper, cardboard, hard plastics (eg, bottles, plates, etc – no bags) .
4. Use recyclable (paper) table top “linens” or reusable linens rather than plastic. Use recyclable (paper) napkins or reusable napkins.
5. Work with Middlebury College waste services to coordinate recycling and compost appropriate for the event.
6. Provide recyclable (paper) take home bags.
7. Make organic option available.
8. Consider local providers and distance food traveled.
9. Provide vegetarian option.
10. Use foods with fewer processed ingredients, e.g. corn syrup.
11. Minimize Packaging.
12. Minimize water use.
13. Provide material to showcase sustainable efforts. Coordinate with Middlebury Sustainability office.
14. Provide sustainable options for all catering needs. (With increased costs highlighted.)

The website URL where information about the guidelines is available:

We have no franchises operating on campus, but we do have guidelines for caterers used on campus.

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